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  • What You Need to Know About Strict Liability for Drug-Induced Deaths

    Jan 20, 2023

    Section 2C:35-9 refers to New Jersey’s citation for drug-induced deaths. If a person is found guilty of contributing to a drug-induced death, they may violate Section 2C:35-9. This includes any person who manufactures, distributes, or dispenses illegal drugs or controlled substances. This includes Schedule I and Schedule II drugs. To be convicted of Section 2C:35-9, the victim must consume a drug in one of these categories, which leads to their death. Evidence Requirements o...
  • 21 Men Arrested in Undercover Sting Operation Targeting Child Predators

    Jun 1, 2022

    “Operation Risky Business” is an undercover operation that includes various New Jersey officials and targets sexual crime predators. The operation is a joint effort between the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, the Division of Criminal Justice, the New Jersey State Police, and the U.S. Homeland Security. So far, the task force has arrested 21 men. The undercover operation targets sexual predators who use social media to lure underage girls and boys. Law enforcement poses as underag...
  • 36 NJ Athletes and Coaches Have Been Banned From Their Sports

    Sep 30, 2021

    School sports in New Jersey are facing a unique challenge. A number of coaches and athletes have been recently banned from their sports for a variety of reasons, and more will continue with ongoing investigations. Why Are Coaches Being Banned? A collection of New Jersey coaches recently made the news when local officials found that they were running an illegal drug dealing operation. Another coach was banned and placed under investigation of sexual assault charges...
  • Arrest Made in Murder of Transgender Woman in Trenton, Prosecutor Says

    Aug 31, 2021

    Hate crimes recently have made the news in Trenton, New Jersey. In the most recent news, a transgendered woman was shot and killed in Mercer County. The woman was the victim of a late-night offense in which no other motives have yet been determined. Local police identified the suspect through surveillance video. They identified the male during a motor vehicle stop in Ewing, New Jersey and he is currently detained while he awaits trial. I...
  • Arrest Made in Bomb Threat to Better Business Bureau in Hamilton

    Aug 18, 2021

    If you have been following the news, you may have read that the Mercer County Better Business Bureau was recently the victim of a bomb threat. A local business owner called the bureau, threatening to send a bomb to them if a certain customer’s complaint affected their rating. The bureau notified the local police department to which an investigation was opened. The business owner was arrested and charged with false public alarm and terroristic threats...
  • Can I Have My Sex Offender Record Expunged?

    Jan 29, 2021

    Many states require convicted sex offenders to register in the state. This allows the public to identify when someone with criminal sexual charges moves in near them. While a sex offender record can never be expunged, individuals do have the right to petition the court to remove them from the registry under very specific circumstances. Find out what this entails below: Sex Offender Filing Requirements in New Jersey The state of New Jersey tends t...
  • Were You Charged With a Crime? Here Are 10 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Criminal Defense Lawyer

    Jan 9, 2021

    Were you recently charged with drug possession, assault or another type of crime in Hamilton, New Jersey? If so, you may have considered hiring a Benefits of Hiring a Criminal Defense Lawyer They know what to expect: They can help you navigate the often-confusing legal system: They can help negotiate on your behalf: They will build your defense: They will conduct an investigation into your case: They will gather evidence...
  • NJ Resident Charged With Human Trafficking for Allegedly Prostituting 16-Year-Old Girl at a Trenton Hotel

    Dec 9, 2020

    People are becoming more and more aware of the occurrence of human trafficking in the U.S. including right here in New Jersey. The most recent news of human trafficking involves a Trenton man and a 16-year-old female. The Trenton defendant was arrested in mid-November by the Attorney General and State Police Superintendent, who announced that he was arrested on human trafficking charges. Read more: New Jersey’s Strict Human Trafficking Laws In an attempt t...
  • Can You Go To Jail for Shoplifting in New Jersey?

    Dec 1, 2020

    Shoplifting might seem like a minor crime, but it actually carries expensive fines and the potential for jail time. If you are dealing with shoplifting charges, it is important that you understand the potential consequences, as well as your legal options. Shoplifting charges in New Jersey can significantly impact your employment opportunities, in addition to college admission and your ability to rent an apartment or own a home. Read more: Potential Consequences of Shoplifting i...
  • How Can a Felony Conviction Impact My Career?

    Nov 12, 2020

    Felony convictions carry heavy consequences, especially when it comes to your career. Whether you are currently in school, training for a certain career, or you are already well-established in your industry, a felony conviction can stop you dead in your tracks. Understanding the risks of a felony conviction can help you determine the right steps to take following a felony charge. Read more: Potential Risks of a Felony Conviction On Your Career If you ar...
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